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Eastern Red Cedar

Botanical Name: Juniperus Virginiana
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Mature Height: 90'
Growth Rate: Fast
Seed Source: Nebraska

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  • 36mm Jiffy Plug
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  • 50mm Jiffy Plug
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  • Plug+1 Husky Bare Root
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  • Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root
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  • Plastic Gallon
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  • Plastic 3 Gallon
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  • Plantable Peat Quart
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  • Plantable Peat Gallon
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36mm Jiffy Plug

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CERAG361Y031 Y3 – 6″

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CERAG361Y061 Y6 – 9″

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CERAG361Y091 Y9 – 12″

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CERAG361Y121 Y12 – 15″

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CERAG361Y151 Y15 – 18″

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50mm Jiffy Plug

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CERAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
CERAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

2.742.231.961.601.471.42
CERAG501Y061 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
CERAG501Y091 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
CERAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
CERAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

3.072.502.191.781.641.58
CERAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
CERAG502Y122 Y12 – 15″

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CERAG502Y152 Y15 – 18″

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CERAG502Y182 Y18 – 24″

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Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

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CERHX062 Y6 – 9″

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CERHX092 Y9 – 12″

3.042.482.171.771.621.57
CERHX122 Y12 – 15″

3.733.032.652.151.971.90
CERHX152 Y15 – 18″

4.413.583.132.542.322.24
CERHX182 Y18 – 24″

4.913.983.482.812.582.48
CERHX242 Y24 – 36″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root

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CERJX153 Y15 – 18″

5.074.113.592.902.662.56
CERJX183 Y18 – 24″

5.824.714.123.323.042.93
CERJX243 Y24 – 36″

6.535.294.623.723.413.28
No Items Available

Plastic Gallon

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CERPL1Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.665.224.924.674.564.37
CERPL1Y152 Y15 – 18″

5.765.315.004.754.644.44
CERPL1Y182 Y18 – 24″

5.865.405.094.834.724.52
No Items Available

Plastic 3 Gallon

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CER3G1Y183 Y18 – 24″

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CER3G1Y243 Y24 – 36″

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CER3G1Y363 Y36 – 48″

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CER3G2Y244 Y24 – 36″

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CER3G2Y364 Y36 – 48″

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Plantable Peat Quart

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CERPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.583.373.163.022.922.80
CERPQ1Y122 Y12 – 15″

3.683.433.223.082.972.85
CERPQ1Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Gallon

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
CERPG1Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.855.395.084.824.714.51
CERPG1Y152 Y15 – 18″

5.955.495.174.914.794.59
CERPG1Y182 Y18 – 24″

6.055.585.254.994.874.66
No Items Available

Notes
Despite its name, Eastern Red Cedars are not Cedar trees. Technically, they are categorized under a Juniper tree. Please note that these trees should not be planted near Apple trees due to cedar-apple rust.

Uses
Eastern Red Cedar trees are popularly used as Christmas trees. They also supplement as landscape and windbreak trees. Along with that, they have multiple medical purposes. Many use the bark of the tree to start fires in a Boy Scout fashion. The oil from the wood is found in many insect repellants, perfumes, and soaps. Whereas, the wood itself is commonly used for furniture, fences posts, novelties, and – if cut into shavings – bedding for pets.

Wildlife Value
The fruit of the Eastern Red Cedar is extensively eaten by cedar waxwings, whereas, the twigs and foliage are often enjoyed by multiple woodland mammals. Its leaves and branches offer stable nesting and cover for sparrows, robins, mockingbirds, juncos and warblers.

History & Lore
Dating back to aboriginal America, the Eastern Red Cedar is know as a very ancient tree. Fossil evidence indicates that this species covered large portions of the continent. In 1564, Famous explorers Arthur Barlowe and Philip Amadus stated that the Eastern Red Cedar was "the tallest and reddest cedars in the world" when they arrived in Roanoke Island, NC. Craftsmen during the colonial time period considered the wood perfect use for furniture, fences, and was a staple for making pencils.

Hardiness Zones
4-9

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Juniper

Mature Height
90'

Mature Spread
20'

Growth Rate
Fast

Seed Source
Nebraska

Sun Preference
Full sun to shade

Soil PH Range
4.7-7.8

Soil Preference
Dry soils, sandy, clay, rocky

Tolerant
Moderate drought

Intolerant
Excessive moisture and flooding

Diseases
Cedar-apple rust

Pests
Occasional borers, bagworms

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care